Jonathan Everitt

Carl Chiarenza

by Jonathan Everitt

“A photograph presents the artist and the viewer with a challenge, because we always want to know what it is—as if the photograph were not there. For over 165 years, an extraordinary number of forces have made us instinctively believe that photographs are windows on reality—even when reason tells us otherwise.” — Carl Chiarenza, 2013 […]

Mikaela Davis

by Jonathan Everitt

Rochester musician and SUNY Potsdam student Mikaela Davis plays a semi-grand harp, one size down from a concert grand. When she first began to play as a child, she started on a smaller-style troubador harp. “I’ve always known I wanted to go to school for music,” she says. “I wanted to be a professional harpist […]

Jacob Rakovan

by Jonathan Everitt

He has so many commas after his name. Jacob, poet. Jacob, bartender. Jacob, dad. Jacob, hillbilly. That last one is as much a badge of honor as any of them. “I use it because I want to say, ‘This is what a Hillbilly looks like. This is what a Hillbilly sounds like,’” says Jacob, a […]

The Heroic Enthusiasts

by Jonathan Everitt

The Heroic Enthusiasts are (from left) James Tabbi, lead vocals; Thomas Ferrara, lead guitar; James Searl, bass; and Cruk FUA, drums. (Bass player Jesse Herrera has joined the band since this photo was taken, as James Searl prepares to relocate.) Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for heresy in 1600. But his […]

Cori Winrock

by Jonathan Everitt

What is poetry, if not chemistry? When a neuroscience professor at Oberlin College opened his course with the poem, “The brain is wider than the sky,” by Emily Dickinson, Cori had a reaction. “I started to see the links between neuroscience and poetry,” says the Rochester native. “And how the mind works with what’s going […]

Reenah Golden

by Jonathan Everitt

Some artists are inspired by nature. Or politics. Or history. Reenah’s muse? Her son, Jahmal. In a way, her art grew up with her son. And in a play she’s currently starring in at Rochester’s GeVa Theatre, art imitates life with perfect symmetry. When Jahmal entered public school in Rochester, something was missing from the […]

David Schickler

by Jonathan Everitt

There’s something about a deeply flawed protagonist that tickles our brains. A mixed past. Dark secrets. Incredible gifts. Horrible failings. Pursuer and pursued. The magic formula of the modern TV hit? A morally ambiguous hero. It’s no wonder David helped craft such a figure for Cinemax. He’s not without his own dilemmas. More on that […]

Dave Marshall

by Jonathan Everitt

He’s worked with moving images for most of his career. From animation to video to the painstaking process of post-production. By day, this Rochester producer, director, and editor helps commercial clients tell their stories in his position at Post Central, a local production house. By evening, weekend, or vacation, he tells stories of people on […]

Steve Argento

by Jonathan Everitt

He’s served his country. Suffered from cocaine addiction. Survived cancer. There are a lot of past lives packed into this guy. And some of them haven’t been pretty. But today, Steve happily continues his family’s long history in the art world, as owner of SC Fine Art Gallery. Steve’s new 1,400-square-foot gallery space at the […]

Scott Grove

by Jonathan Everitt

Awed by a Tutankhamen exhibit in New York City many years ago, Scott now incorporates elements of the Boy King’s artifacts into pieces like this one, from the Gem series. The wood is inlaid with sterling silver, malachite, mother-of-pearl, onyx, lapis, goldstone, and other elements that reflect the color pallette of the famous pharaoh’s tomb. […]